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Praveen Shanbhag
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It’s the first day of class in the new school year. You’ve read the names of the kids on your roster. Some of them you know, some are new. Some have...
There’s nothing quite like the feeling in the pit of your stomach when an administrator walks into your classroom while some students are sprawled on...
#9 Blog of 2017 Math journals allow students to record mathematical ideas, improve communication skills and build upon previous learning. They serve...
Xochitl Garcia for Science Friday
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This resource was origninally published on Science Friday on July 24, 2017 and has been reposted with their permission. You can find the original...
Amber Chandler
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Share My Lesson recognizes that there is more than one set of standards, and that educators teach in different circumstances. Some districts expect...
Amber Chandler
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Every single summer, lots of teachers start getting the “Sunday night nerves” weeks before classes start back up. Teaching, unlike so many other...
Amber Chandler
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This was my first AFT TEACH conference, and I’m so overwhelmed with gratitude for the experience. I learned so much from the sessions, particularly...
Amber Chandler
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I’ve been teaching for nearly 20 years, and I think I do a pretty good job identifying what students should know and be able to do, what inspires...
This past year, my daughter, Zoey, began middle school in the building where I teach. Never in my life have I been so nervous. I’ve always been...
Hopefully you recognize this multiple-choice item as an invalid assessment! There is no single “best” way to assess student learning. The answer...